Date of release: Wednesday, April 3, 2013

winning Greenwich ITMB studentsThere was resounding success for University of Greenwich IT Management for Business (ITMB)students at the 2013 Annual Student Event on 6 March.

The event brings together students from all 14 UK universities offering the ITMB BSc course. Greenwich students took all the major prizes in this year’s competition, beating rivals from universities including Manchester, Loughborough, UCL and Exeter.

Students were given the challenge five weeks before the event to produce competition entries for an online business campaign video to present to employer judges on the day.

The 1st Year ITMB competition was won by the Greenwich team of Osheane Chambers, Sam Norman, Donna Alexis, Dawn Richards and Lael Ebrahimi, beating 15 other teams to create their winning campaign video to raise awareness of Proctor & Gamble in developing countries.

Greenwich also won first prize in the 2nd/3rd Year campaign competition to promote the ITMB course, with Sophie Freethy, Matthew Long, Corrina Hawkins and Martina Ioppolo’s campaign called ‘ITMBee’ sharing the top place with Manchester. Their winning campaign can be viewed online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4s-FJFIySI

Other winners included final year student Matt Long, for Best Tweet of the Day, and Martina Ioppolo, also in her final year, who won the chance to be Vice-President of Computer Associates for the day as one of the top five of 230 students.

This builds on the university’s excellent record already achieved. Since 2010, Greenwich has had at least one winning entry every year under the leadership of Dr Satya Shah, Senior Lecturer in Business Information Technology & Enterprise and ITMB Programme Director in the School of Engineering.

Dr Shah says: “This is a great achievement by our students. They demonstrated great passion and enthusiasm toward their work.”

There was also a special award presented on behalf of all the universities to Mike Sharp, the university’s retiring Course Director, for his dedication and support towards the ITMB programme over the last seven years since Greenwich introduced it with just 5 students.

IT Management for Business graduates in 2011 had a success rate of 100% of being in work or further study within six months of graduation. The course is supported by over 60 employers, with applications rising by an average of 24% per year. Over 80% of 2012 graduates achieved a 2:1 or 1st class degree, compared to 51% across all other Computing graduates.. Graduates found jobs in some of the world’s most prestigious companies including Apple, British Airways, Barclays, Credit Suisse, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, Fujitsu, Goldman Sachs, Google, HP,IBM, John Lewis, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble, and Shell.

Story by Public Relations